Tuesday, 30 April 2013


New shoes !!

A painting for my design internal

The view from my bedroom

Tattoo idea

I think it’s possibly the biggest understatement of the year so far to say I am addicted to intsagram. Before the trend of intsagram even came around I was already in to photography (and yes I do realize that having a intsagram does not make you a photographer) I am constantly snapping photos and uploading them so if you do enjoy my blog then also following me on intsagram is a step in the right direction as you will pretty much be living my life In photo form along side me (I’m not actually that bad, I can go a whole day with out intsagram so there is no need for an intervention yet.) I normally post pictures of paintings I have done, my cats (that’s a given), recent purchases, NZ scenery – if that sounds like something you might like to see more of click here

I am gong to be honest and put it out there – I have no idea what on earth all this talk about a bloglovin / google follower switch is about – does any one?? (If so comment an explanation please) Anyway, if you’re a regular reader it would be amazing if you could also follow me on bloglovin so you don’t miss out on any posts if this swap does go through. Click here to follow.

Hope your all well, Anna xx

Monday, 29 April 2013


Hamish and dad playing rugby
I’m not sure how ‘cool’ it is to admit, but I really enjoyed the family day out I partook in last Saturday. I know teens are supposed to hate their parents and dread being seen in public with them but I actually had a really nice time. We started off the day in the Aro valley, which is near the center of town. Its quite ‘hip’ and a lot of students live there. I managed to pick up a dress from the opshop and my mum and I also found this really beautiful jewelry shop – in case you haven’t already noticed, I have a thing for rings so I was in heaven. I am thinking of going back and having a ring made for my 18th birthday / leaving school.

Next we went to Island bay where I bought Oyster magazine from a really beautiful old school book and magazine store. An old Chinese man served me ( he was so lovely!!) Usually I purchase magazines from chain store book shops but its so much nicer and almost more satisfying buying form a locally owned and family run store.  For lunch I had one of the best/worse things ever – a cheese and bacon toasted croissant. Tastes amazing, but its best not to think about what your actually eating ( 10 years worth of fat – not that I care, it tastes too good) to end the day we went to the beach and sat in the sun.  

I haven’t worn this dress in so long and I forgot how much I love it! The fact its so silky means it has a very swishy quality and wearing it is actually really comfy and almost fun. This outfit also highlights my most recent obsession – collars. A cute pattern collar peeping over anything, a dress, t-shirt, jersey and I am automatically in love. I think what I really like about it is how it adds a bit more interest to an outfit – with out the collar this becomes quite a basic plain two colour outfit and that’s not really me. I am also wearing a pile of rings as usual and my trusty boots.

Outfit – shirt, bag, dress, cardigan : Opshop / thrifted
             Shoes : ASOS
             Socks : The Warehouse
 Rings: vintage, cuba st, somewhere in india, a junk shop. 

Sunday, 28 April 2013

Tiny Flowers, Stripes, Blue Grey and Tan.

I am such a sucker for clashing patterns. I have never been a matchy-matchy person – to the point where I will generally force people to change their outfit if they are wearing multiple shades of blue (obviously there are times when it works in an outfit, and I don’t actually FORCE people to change what they are wear it just really annoys me – anyone else get that?? There ate so many colours in the rainbow, why wear double blue??)

I really love the combination of the tiny flowers and stripes, in my opinion it’s a bit of clashing prints classic. Another point I really like about this outfit is that there is no real colour. It’s all just a mix of really muted tones that I think work well together – especially the tan and blue grey. I will always love that colour combo – when I paint that’s pretty much my go to colour scheme.

Hope your all well, Anna.

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